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The Farmer and The Cook

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$$ - $$$
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339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
+1 805-640-9608
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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United States
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take this review with a grain of salt, as I am neither vegan nor vegetarian. The outdoor patio is what made the experience so great for me. The patio is massive and tastefully designed. The market inside is pretty cool, just expensive. I actually enjoyed all of the food I ate, but just felt unsatisfied (once again, I have no... More 

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Thank CoffeWineTravelTime
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An easy way to put together a tasty and healthy dinner or lunch when you want something casual. Also sells some groceries.

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Thank Joan B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Part market, part restaurant, definitely local in ambience & audience, recommended for lunch. I had the veggies tacos which were quite good; my wife had the pea soup, which she loved!

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Thank Jerry Y
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing Mexican food restaurants I have ever visited. Plenty of choices for vegans. Be sure to try the warm chai, best I've had outside of India. Literally bought and took home more than a pound of dry chai tea mix.

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Thank JasperMarks
Westchester, NY
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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This place popped up as being one of the best in the area, so we stopped in for lunch. We walked in and were confused by the fact that it's a rustic market as well as a casual order-at-the-register restaurant. And then we were confused by the creative food listings--we had no idea it was a vegan restaurant—yeah, we didn't... More 

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Valencia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Let me make it clear that I am not a vegan so this type of restaurant would not typically appeal to me. However, I consistently return to this unique restaurant as the food is good and the ambiance is so funky. The smoothies are also great.

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Thank Thomas B
Marinette, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Very delicious "real food" that tastes great! So much food is grown in this area; nice to have a place to eat it right from the farm. Unique smoothie flavors. Delicious

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The only thing I treally didn't like about this otherwise great place is that I am a truly BONE LAZY breakfast-er, and I want to sit my lazy self down and have things brought to me. At The Farmer and The Cook you enter through the small grocery, stand in line a bit, and then order at the counter, get... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is a restaurant where you walk up to the counter to order. You can sit inside or outside - plenty of seating in different areas. The food was delicious and very fresh. Casual and fun. We met some neat people there. Lots of groups, families with kids, friends and couples.

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Thank ErinJE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Good vegan food. Slow service, but it is kind of a "people's restaurant" for very casual dining...it is also a grocery store, so food ordering and food buying take place in the same line. It is quaint and comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-9608
Description
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?